Arctic news and updates
Record ice low could quicken Arctic thaw
Arctic sea ice shrank to the lowest winter extent ever recorded this year.
Shell again intends to drill off Alaska, despite mishaps
Shell has announced that it intends to try again to drill for oil off the coast of Alaska
Mixed response to US plans for oil in Arctic waters
A US plan for oil and gas allows for oil exploration off Alaska, but protects some important areas ...
Norway allowing risky Arctic drilling
Norway’s government is defying its own scientific advisory bodies and allowing oil drilling in the ...
Polar bear conflict hits record high, raises fears in Greenland
In East Greenland, more and more polar bears are being killed in self-defense as the loss of their ...
Alaska’s Bristol Bay Protected from Oil and Gas Drilling
President Obama has announced the protection of Bristol Bay, Alaska, from offshore oil and gas ...
WWF thanks Norway for 40 years of polar bear management, encourages action
WWF recognized Norway for 40 years of successful management of polar bears, and encouraged the ...
“Business as usual” emissions may mean starvation, cub loss for polar bears
Climate change is threatening critical Arctic sea ice ecosystems, according to a new report, ...
Dramatic polar bear population decline underlines need for climate action
Urgent action on climate change and renewed commitment to polar bear research is needed to address ...
Arctic Council states must lead on strengthening Arctic shipping rules
Arctic states and Arctic Council observer states must step up at their meeting next week to address ...
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